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Creek, Clear Lake/Bourland Mountain Area on the Mi-Wok Ranger District, Stanislaus National Forest.

October 5, 2017 at 9:22 AM

The fire will be patrolled and monitored. A low intensity backing fire will be utilized to remove fuels between the fire and the fire’s edge.

A drying trend with north winds has occurred over the fire area during the past several days. An increase in smoke production has followed and is anticipated to continue through this week. Fire behavior and smoke production is expected to trend downward through the weekend.

September 24, 2017 at 8:59 AM

Temperatures will slowly rise over the weekend and into next week. Dry north winds are expected over the weekend. The winds will lower the humidity leading to drier fuels. This could increase fire activity towards the end of next week.

September 23, 2017 at 9:52 AM

Minimal fire behavior with creeping, and smoldering. Fire is still burning in the heavy down and dead logs. Due to precipitation received this past week, it is not expected to have much movement over the next few days.

Crews will continue to monitor the fire over the next few days and ensure it stays within containment lines.

The fire will be patrolled and monitored over the next few days, while roads and access is improved near the fire area.

September 21, 2017 at 9:59 AM

Fire behavior has been minimal with fire creeping and smoldering in the duff layer.

The fire received rain last night.

The Creek Fire is burning to the south and west of the Mountain Complex which burned in 2003. No structures are threatened. Smoke will be visible in area as the fire (low intensity backing fire) continues to burn fuels between the fire’s edge and fireline.

A soft closure is in place for the Creek Fire at the intersections of Forest Roads 3N29/3N26, 3N01/3N16, 3N29/3N21, and for Rock Creek (19E12) and Bell Meadow (20E17) trailheads. Please watch for signs.

September 18, 2017 at 8:50 AM

Fire activity increased slightly today. Dry weather has made the fuels more available to burn. A low intensity backing fire continues along the ridge from 7290’ toward Forest System (FS) road 3N29 and near FS road 3N27Y towards Bourland Mountain. Prep work will continue from Clear Lake to Lily Creek and near Box Springs.

Objectives:
Firefighter and public safety.
Use minimum impact suppression tactics (MIST) by utilizing trails, ridges and natural barriers for firelines.
Protect California Spotted Owl Protected Activity Center (PAC) in the fire area.

Planned activity for today: Crews are monitoring the fire and scouting out firelines on the northeast side of the fire connecting roads, trails and natural features. As favorable weather allows, firefighters will use a low intensity backing fire to remove fuels from the fire’s edge to the fireline.

Weather Outlook: Gusty ridge winds are possible today which could increase fire behavior. Over the next few days, mild temperatures and drier conditions are predicted. Mid-week a storm system is forecast to come through bringing cooler temperatures.

Soft Closures:
Road intersections: 3N29/3N26, 3N01/3N16, 3N29/3N21
Rock Creek Trail (19E12) and Bell Meadow (20E17)

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September 17, 2017 at 9:22 AM

Fire behavior is minimal with backing, creeping and smoldering. Mild temperatures and drier conditions have made the fuels more available to burn. Gusty southwest winds are predicted over the fire area tomorrow which could increase fire activity. The fire is in a remote area with no structures threatened.

Objectives:
– Firefighter and public safety.
– Use minimum impact suppression tactics (MIST) by utilizing trails, ridges and natural barriers for firelines.
– Protect California Spotted Owl Protected Activity Center (PAC) in the fire area.

Planned activity for today: Crews are monitoring the fire and constructing and scouting out firelines on the southwest and northeast side of the fire. As favorable weather allows, firefighters will use a low intensity backing fire to remove fuels from the fire’s edge to the fireline.

Weather Outlook: Gusty ridge and southwest winds are possible tomorrow with mild temperatures through the weekend. Early next week a storm system is forecast to come through bringing cooler temperatures.